My mom says “vepampoo” has got high medicinal value.It cures stomach related illness.Though it tastes bitter it is one recipe that is very much good for health.My mom does not prepares this often but when we have a feast/sumptuous menu then the next day she prepares pepper sambhar and neem flower rasam.Below follows the recipe.
|Neem flower||2 tbsp|
|Tamarind||a small ball size|
|Mustard seeds||1 tsp|
|Dry red chilies(broken to pieces)||3|
|Curry leaves||a sprig|
1.Take a vessel add water and tamarind to it.Squeeze the tamarind and extract juice out of it.Discard the tamarind strands.Add salt to the tamarind water and keep it in the stove.
2.Wait till the raw smell of the tamarind vanishes.At this stage switch the stove off.
3.In an another wok add ghee once heated add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters then add broken red chillies followed by neem flower and curry leaves.Wait till neem flower gets roasted to golden color(Do not burn it).Add this seasoning to the tamarind water and serve the rasam hot with steamed rice.
This rasam will taste little bitter because of the neem flower.